Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns home after interdicting $59.8 million in drugs

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns home after interdicting $59.8 million in drugs
The Coast Guard Cutter Bear moors at the pier at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Va. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bear returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, Virginia, after a 45-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea, Saturday. The crew of the Bear conducted counter-narcotics and migrant interdiction operations as a part...

Coast Guard airlifts man from Loon Lake

Coast Guard airlifts man from Loon Lake
Coast Guard Air Station North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo courtesy of Sector North Bend. NORTH BEND, Ore. – A Coast Guard helicopter crew airlifted a 65-year-old man Friday stranded near Loon Lake. The man had been reported missing Wednesday but was located by a Douglas County search and rescue team Friday morning. The Oregon search and rescue coordinator contacted the Coast Guard for...

Coast Guard Air Station Savannah crew members recognized for Golden Ray rescue

Coast Guard Air Station Savannah crew members recognized for Golden Ray rescue
Rear Adm. Eric Jones and Master Chief Petty Officer Devin Spencer present Air Medals to Petty Officer 1st Class Eric Young and Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Newberg, at Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Feb. 21, 2020 (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson) SAVANNAH, Ga. — Coast Guard Air Station Savannah crew members were recognized Friday for their response during the...

Coast Guard, other agencies to conduct search and rescue exercise near Perdido Bay

Coast Guard, other agencies to conduct search and rescue exercise near Perdido Bay
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and other agencies are scheduled to conduct a search and rescue exercise in Perdido Bay, Florida, Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exercise will take place between the Lillian Bridge and the Intracoastal Waterway. It will include searches on land, water and air. An incident command post will be established at the Lillian Boat Launch on Perdido Bay. Involved in the...

2 Coast Guardsmen meritoriously advanced during State of the Coast Guard Address

2 Coast Guardsmen meritoriously advanced during State of the Coast Guard Address
Petty Officer 2nd Class Emily Ford is pinned during her meritorious advancement ceremony to Petty Officer 1st Class at Nassau, Bahamas, Feb. 20, 2020. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Karl Schultz, meritoriously advanced Petty Officer 2nd Class Emily Ford and Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Newberg during the State of the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns home after interdicting over 3,300 pounds of drugs

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns home after interdicting over 3,300 pounds of drugs
The Coast Guard Cutter Legare pulls into the pier at Base Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia, (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake) Portsmouth, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, Virginia, after a 65-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Thursday. The crew of the Legare...

Coast Guard Commandant delivers State of the Coast Guard address in Charleston

Coast Guard Commandant delivers State of the Coast Guard address in Charleston
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz delivers the 2020 State of the Coast Guard Address in Charleston, South Carolina, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jetta Disco. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard outlined the vision for the service and highlighted the accomplishments of its people Thursday during the State of the Coast Guard Address...

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing boaters in Florida

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing boaters in Florida
Coast Guard  HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer Andrew Barresi ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is continuing its search for two overdue boaters from Panama City, Florida Thursday. Overdue are Gerald Cook, 81, and Peter Cook, 55, and four of their dogs aboard the 52-foot yellow steel vessel Rom’e. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard locates two boaters in life raft off Florida gulf coast

Coast Guard locates two boaters in life raft off Florida gulf coast
Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard located two boaters in a life raft five miles off Caladesi Island Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater C-130J Hercules aircrew saw the debris of a commercial fishing vessel and two people while conducting a search pattern for two different overdue boaters from Panama City, Florida. The two survivors...